The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 234 253 211
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 1 15 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.018% 0.22% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.83% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 48
Average salary £36,500 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.47% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-18.09% +31.25%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1493 1808 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.98% 26.13% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1472 1327
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,662 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSD
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the North West region.

MCSD Salary Trend in the North West

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) MCSE
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (50.00%) Office 365
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (40.00%) Skype
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 4 (40.00%) Migration
6 4 (40.00%) Unix
6 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (40.00%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) Solaris
6 4 (40.00%) IIS
6 4 (40.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (80.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) IIS
4 4 (40.00%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix Technical Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Cloud Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Architect
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) LINQ
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
3 4 (40.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (50.00%) MCSA
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (10.00%) CCA
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
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